You Oughta Know: WGC-Cadillac Match Play

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The field at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship is down to four - err, five players. Here's what You Oughta Know heading into the final day of the event at TPC Harding Park:

  • Rory McIlroy and Paul Casey are tied in their quarterfinal match through 21 holes. The pair will return to the course at 9:45 a.m. ET to determine who will face Jim Furyk in the semifinals.
  • With a victory over Casey, McIlroy would guarantee at least a tie for his top finish this season. He finished alone in fourth last month at the Masters. His last PGA Tour win came at the 2014 PGA Championship.
  • Should McIlroy take the title, he would become the first top overall seed to win this event since Tiger Woods defeated Davis Love III in the final in 2004.
  • With an appearance in the semifinals, Furyk has already assured his best career finish in this event. His best prior finish came last year, when he lost in the quarterfinals.
  • Casey's lone PGA Tour title came at the 2009 Shell Houston Open, but he lost in a playoff this year at the Northern Trust Open and also finished T-3 at the Honda Classic.
  • The second semifinal will pit Gary Woodland against Danny Willett. Woodland's best finish this season came at the CIMB Classic, where he tied for second. He also finished T-3 at the Sony Open.
  • Woodland's two PGA Tour victories came at the 2011 Valspar Championship and the 2013 Barracuda Championship. At No. 50, he is the lowest-seeded player remaining.
  • Willett, a 27-year-old from England, doesn't have PGA Tour status, but he has won twice on the European Tour, most recently at the 2014 Nedbank Golf Challenge.
  • Willett's best prior PGA Tour result came earlier this year at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral, where he finished T-12.